Mary Ellen Crawford Ames
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Mary Ellen Crawford Ames

Natick MA — Mary Ellen Crawford Ames of Natick, passed away at her home on Tuesday August 17, 2021 in her 103rd year.

Daughter of the late Lawrence Pears Crawford and Ruby Dorothea (Bergeson). Beloved wife of the late George Henry Ames. Devoted mother of Lawrence Ames and his wife Jay Hale of Francestown NH, Robert C. Ames and his wife Pamela Nation of Missoula MT, and Mark Ames, late of Wilson WY. Sister of the late Jack Crawford, and Bill and Eugene Crawford. Proud grandmother of Ellery Ames of CA, Mason Ames of Quebec, Jesse Nation-Ames of MT, and Adam Nation-Ames, late of Francestown NH. Great-grandmother of Billie Rose, Adalin, and Julianna Ames.

Mrs. Ames was a 1940 graduate of Wellesley College, served in the American Red Cross Overseas Service during WWII and then went on to serve many years working at Wellesley College as Personnel Director, and later as Director of Admissions for the college during a transformative era in college admissions. She was a champion of women's education and affirmative action, served on the CEEB for many years, was an active member of the PEO, an avid reader, and a mentor to many. A celebration of her life is planned for a future date, when it is safer for people to travel and gather.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Ellen's memory may be made to Mary Ellen Crawford Ames Scholarship Fund at Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA. 02481.

For guestbook, please see www.everettfuneral.com.
Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Aug. 24, 2021.
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My parents were friends of Mary Ellen and George for many years, my mother a fellow Wellesley classmate. May your memories of your amazing mother sustain you during this difficult time.
Debbie Craig Merrick
Friend
September 27, 2021
May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and give you peace, strength, and hope in the days ahead.
J.
September 9, 2021
On behalf of the American Red Cross Overseas Association, I send condolences and a tribute to a life well-lived.
Betsy Tanner, ARCOA President
August 27, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mae
August 21, 2021
May Gods promise found in John 6: 40, of the hope to see our loved one again,comfort your heart and give you peace,strength and hope in the days ahead.
Earnie Ray
August 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
T. D.
August 21, 2021
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